Three-year-old boy stuck in a washing machine is cut free by firefighters in China

A young boy in eastern China had to be rescued after he found himself stuck in a washing machine. Firefighters had to cut the 3-year-old free by opening up the back of the appliance using hydraulic sheers. They managed to remove the drum intact with the boy still inside and Continue Reading

Commonwealth Games: The Queen ‘photobombs’ Australian hockey star’s selfie

When the Queen arrived at the Commonwealth Games in Scotland’s National Hockey Centre this morning, she probably wasn’t expecting to become an internet hit. But that’s because she probably wasn’t planning on creating the world’s best ever photobomb. Yes. that’s right. The Queen made a special guest appearance in the Continue Reading

WORLD FIRST: Scientists film death of white blood cell and discover alert system

In a world first, the death of a human white blood cell has been caught on camera. Researchers at La Trobe University in Australia used time lapse photography to make this video, showing a white blood cell as it died – A key component of the body’s defence against disease. Continue Reading

Taiwan plane crash: TransAsia Airways crash kills at least 40

A plane has crashed off the coast of Taiwan, killing 47 people and injuring 11. The TranAsia accident happened as the pilot was making second attempt at landing during a thunderstorm on the island of Penghu. The ATR-72 aircraft was carrying 54 passengers and four crew members when it crashed Continue Reading

Man in China builds his own Batmobile

Holy handywork Batman. A man in China has spent 70,000 yuan creating his own life-sized replica of the Batmobile from Christopher Nolan’s Batman films. The replica was built out of recycled materials by Li Weilei at his workshop in Shanghai. And its not the first Batmobile the former actor and Continue Reading

Baby whale saved in Canada

Veterinarians and technicians are working round the clock to save a whale calf that found itself stranded on a beach in western Canada. The calf, an endangered false killer whale, was in a bad condition and needed constant attention as it was transported to the Vancouver Aquarium Marine Science Centre, Continue Reading

Suicide bomber: Four killed in blast outside Kabul Airport

A suicide bomber has killed three foreign advisers and an Afghan interpreter. The man detonated himself outside Kabul International Airport. The nationalities of the foreign advisers are not known. The Taliban have claimed responsibility for Tuesday’s attack. The explosion comes just days after one of the most audacious militant attacks Continue Reading

Extinct spider ‘resurrected’: Ancient spider-like bug recreated using CGI techniques

If you’ve got a fear of spiders, look away now, as scientists have brought ancient spiders back to life using 3D graphics. Using well preserved fossils, researchers from the University of Manchester and a museum in Berlin worked out how the extinct early relative of spiders would have moved. The Continue Reading

Typhoon Neoguri: Dramatic landslide sweeps through mountains in Japan

This footage shows the moment a landslide swept through mountains in central Japan, killing a 12-year-old boy and injuring three other members of his family. Caused by heavy rain, brought about by Typhoon Neoguri, the landslide’s rocks and boulders crashed and swept away the family’s home. The landslide, captured on Continue Reading

Horrifying undercover footage shows sheep being brutally punched and kicked

This disturbing video appears to reveal how frightened sheep are harmed and mistreated in sheep farms across Australia and America. The undercover footage, filmed by UK-based charity People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, reportedly shows sheep being brutally punched, kicked and cut whilst being sheared in Australia. The shearers Continue Reading